History Boy Theatre to hold auditions

JEFFERSON – History Boy Theatre Co., a regional professional theater Jefferson, will be holding open auditions for its 2014 summer musical production, “Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge.”

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. March 22 or by appointment prior to that date at the theater, 115 S. Wilson. Those auditioning should come prepared to move and to sing 60 seconds of a prepared song (a capella or bring own accompaniment).

“Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge” is a bluegrass musical set in 1930s Appalachia. A young fugitive, Clayton Monroe, arrives one night at the cabin of moonshiner, J.M. McFarland. When Clay says he’s killed his father, locals are enthralled. Held up as a hero, the shy Clay begins to transform, gaining confidence and winning the attentions of his host’s daughter, Maggie. Maggie’s fiance, the craven Luther Coffey, enlists the aid of a crafty widow, Hazel Grubbs, to try to get rid of his new rival. Just as Clay is coming into his own, his father shows up, hellbent on revenge.

There is an optional pre-audition at 7 p.m. March 18 for those wanting a sneak peek and insider tips on the choreography and vocal material. Character descriptions and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/historyboytheatrecompany. For more information or to schedule an alternative audition time, contact Angie Pedersen at 370-4306 or angiervp1875@gmail.com.